Teen daredevil Justin Casquejo, who rose to relative infamy after he climbed to the top of 1WTC in 2014, was arrested again yesterday for allegedly scaling a Murray Hill high rise. Casquejo, who has a history of climbing skyscrapers all over the city, posted a photo on Instagram documenting his latest feat:
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The Manhattan District Attorney's office tells Gothamist that Casquejo, 19, has not yet been arraigned, but at around 9 p.m. last night he was allegedly spotted at the top of the 52-story Paramount Tower on East 39th Street near 2nd Avenue. Police said Casquejo, who allegedly snuck into the building with a friend, was "engaged in acrobatics" and hanging off the building. The New Jersey teen is expected to be charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespass.
In 2014, Casquejo was able to sneak past a security guard and make his way to the 1WTC spire. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to 23 days of community service. Later that year, Casquejo was busted for attempting to climb his hometown's water tower, and last year he turned himself into police after posting a series of photos of himself climbing and dangling from skyscrapers around the city.